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China marker, oil, and chalk pastel of a tiny little cat with some serious attitude. He likes to squeeze into baskets much smaller than he is, probably to look big and imposing.
View my blog to read about mixing oil and chalk pastel.
attitude, blue, cat, chalk and oil pastel, china marker, monochrome
Niki Hilsabeck is an artist from Fallbrook, whose art is mostly inspired by her impressionistic view of life in Southern California.
Niki paints from her own photo references or plein air, and usually leaves a trail of pastel or acrylic behind her.
Very nice drawing, you really captured a lot of character!
Thank you! We call that his stink-eye.
– Niki Hilsabeck
I haven’t tried chalk pastels but I really like your style. This is really great!
Thank you! You should try them just for fun, they are surprisingly easy to use and give you a lot of freedom to play around and make changes.
I love the expression – he doesn’t look happy. Love it
So cute. lol. Love the ’tude and your description. I wonder if he knows how entertaining he is. :))
Thanks Frannie, he is quite a hit with everyone when we have visitors!